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It’s truly hard to believe another year is coming to a close! I thought it would be fun to share some of the highlights of 2018 at our Center:

We welcomed 207 new members.

Our Healthy Creations Cooking Demo series continues as a great success.

Exercise programs are the most popular activity (other than Bingo.)

We launched our very own Facebook page.

We welcomed the addition of Youth Services to our home.

Pickleball was added to our programs and is proving to be very popular.

We received a grant under the Federal Transit Administration to purchase a new wheelchair accessible bus.

We are participating in a collaborative grant award with nine other senior centers to offer Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance®. Our participation is through a partnership with CT Healthy Living Collective and is funded in part by the Older Americans Act through the North Central Area Agency on Aging.

We were awarded a program grant for the Aging Mastery Program® funded by the Anthem Foundation through CT Healthy Living Collective to begin in the spring of 2019.

We look forward to an exciting 2019! On behalf of the staff of the Suffield Senior Center & Mini Bus, may you and yours enjoy a joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

Mini Bus Special Trips

All trips require five passengers and are weather permitting.

Monday, Dec. 3

Holiday Tree Gala

at the Senior Center

Sponsored by Suffield

Garden Club.

Pick up begins at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec.4

Holyoke Shopping

Pick up begins at 9 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Walmart Shopping

Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 7

Dinner at Captain Jimmy’s followed by

Singing Tree in Agawam

Pick up begins at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Yankee Candle Village and Lunch at Wolfie’s

Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Lunch at Golden Irene

Pick up begins at noon.

Thursday, Dec 20

Walmart Shopping

Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 27

Lunch at 99 Restaurant

Pick up begins at noon.

Pickleball

An in-door court and equipment are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. Other times are available upon request. There’s no better place to play than indoors in the winter!

Suffield Garden Club

Presents Holiday Tree Gala

Come visit the display of decorated trees December 1–15. Free admission. All trees will be available for sale.

Beat Parkinson’s!

Boxing & Functional Interval Training is available Mondays January 7 through February 25. FIRST MONTH FREE when you schedule your class level assessment on December 3.

Ask the Attorney

Advice from an attorney is available the first Thursday of each month. Please call for an appointment.

Computer Assistance

Ask John

Come for free computer help each Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

Medicare is complicated!

Trained volunteers are available to provide unbiased assistance on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month. Call for an appointment.

Dementia Care Giver

Support Group

The support group for care givers meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Suffield Community Aid, 450 South Street. Build a support system with people who understand. For more information, call Nicole Matson at (860) 810-6123.

Parkinson’s Peer

Support Group

This group meets monthly on the second Monday of each month at 10:15 a.m. Topics vary monthly. Refreshments are served. For more information, call Janet at Suffield Community Aid at (860)668-1986.

Veterans Coffee Hour

Gatherings resume January 25 at 8:30 a.m. with Wayne Rioux, Veteran and Veteran’s Liaison from Hartford Healthcare at Home. This is a great opportunity for Veterans to come together, ask questions, share stories, and build relationships.

Inclement Weather Policy

We follow the Suffield School System and are closed if schools are closed. If there is a delayed opening, we open at 10 a.m. We also post our status on WFSB Channel 3.

Annual Holiday Party

Sponsored by Suffield

Police Department

Wednesday, December 19

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

$5 per person

Proceeds will be donated to

Suffield Community Aid’s Fuel Bank.

Share an afternoon of good food, friends, and festivities with us!

Seating is limited.

RSVP by December 14.


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